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tonight, the wife of the u.s. government contractor still behind bars in cuba, fears for his life after she visits him. it's new tonight. allen was overweight when he was first in prison. now he's anything but. fox 5's will thomas starts off the night with details from his wife's disturbing visit to cuba. >> cuban officials sentenced allen to 16 years for handing out computer equipment that gave people internet access. they believe he was going to undermine the government there. he says not true. his wife returned from cuba and she is devastated over his health condition. >> i hate to use this description, but he really does look like a concentration camp victim. his bones stick out, his shoulders are all pointy. >> here's what allen gross looked like before the cuban government locked him up nearly three years ago. and here's an idea of how he looks now. a before and after shot, if you will. in another photo, allen is seen with a prom prominent rabbi able to meet with them. officials there allowed her to see her husband three separate times. allen has lost 105-pounds in the 10-foot
. >> reporter: apple says the iphone 5 will go on sale on september 21st in the u.s. and several other countries. >>> the news continues now. brian is standing by with the news edge at 11:00. >> a woman walks out of a metro train station unaware her attacker is walking a few feet behind. we start with a frightening news alert from northeast d.c. police are looking for the man in this surveillance video seen following a woman out of the deanwood station last week. the man sexually assaulted the woman on nearby 45th place northeast. officers released a composite sketch of the suspect. if io have any information, you're urge -- you have any information, you're urged to call police. >>> a gay publication in d.c. trying to find out who is committing some very nasty acts of vandalism, first removing the metro weekly magazines and replacing them with rotting food and what is thought to be human and animal waste. fox 5's matt ackland has more. >> this has been happening for months now in the dupont and logan circle neighborhoods. someone is targeting magazine boxes that hold the gay publicatio
. >> temperatures dip down to the 50s in most areas and we're going to go even lower than that. storm chief meteorologist doug cameron tells us what to expect next. >> out there right now, temperatures in the 40s -- or rather 50s and low 60s. but earlier today, temperatures only 7 2 in the district. 66 back towards winchester. temperatures today, some five to ten degrees below average. right now, we're siting at 61 degrees out at the airport. winds out of the north at about 3 miles per hour. the dew point is 48. that tells us we're going to be in the 40s for most of us tonight. by tomorrow morning, youd're step k out the door, temperatures around 44 degrees in some of the coldest areas to about 56 degrees in the city. and that's not the coldest numbers we'll see. i'll tell you just how cold we get and what other cold air is following this one. we'll talk about that coming up in a minute. >> criminals are already taking advantage of the hype surrounding the new iphone. police arrested two men today for selling fake phones that look like this one. the bus came in the latem area. investigators
today when the 5 went on sale here in the u.s. and all other countries all over the world. it has a larger screen than the iphone 4s. 10 million of them are expected to be shipped out in the next ten days. for th fanatics, the hours they spent in line today, they say, was well worth it. >> it's tradition for me. every year i get the new one. >> it's just an experience. i mean, it's a social experience. >> fixed maps. fixed maps, that's it. >> that's the one early complaint. there are some hiccups with apple's new mapping program which replaces google maps on the new phone. >> rock solid evidence. that's what researchers say they have on a series of studies that link soda to obesity. one of the studies lasted decades with more than 33,000 participants. they found that drinking soda affects the geneses that regulate your weight. those that were jeanetgenetical predisposed to weight gain were at more risk if they drank soda. >> now that the match player, wilson building downtown lit up in national's red tonight. it's going to look that way every night from now until the end of the na
be facinger. >> jail time. -- facing serious jail time. >>> in cold blood the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were murdered by a mob in benghazi on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks. all u.s. personnel has been evacuated from benghazi. tom fitzgerald has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: at first it appeared to be an out of control demonstration by muslim protesters in libya upset over a movie they claim mocks muhammad. but the demonstration may have been a cover. its been indicated islamic extremists used the crisis town leash a premeditated assault on the u.s. symbol on the 9/11 anniversary. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: speaking in the rose garden president barack obama condemned the attacks and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we jean all efforts to denigrate -- we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the
't know why. it's the second time an employee at that same store has been shot this year. fox 5's will thomas starts us off. >> two shootings at the same store since april, the one la night police need your help and they have just released video you're about to see. the other shooting, once again another employee was targeted. the crimes as you can imagine left a lot of people including those employees very worried. this is a man d.c. police want off the streets. it's only a few frames of video showing him walking into this northeast rhode island avenue rite aid sunday night at 9:30. what he's accused of doing next is why detectives aren't wasting any time releasing it. police say he strolled in wearing a surgical mask and just shot an assistant manager in both legs. >> there's no reason for the shooting that we know of. it does not appear to be a robbery. we don'ten. >> reporter: a violent unprovoked crime at a place that was open with customers all around. >> they need to keep security in here, armed security. >> i will probably building a little bit more aware of what's going
is at about 8:00 this evening, u.s. park police stopped a boat. we don't know why this boat was pulled over, but what we do know is the individual that was on the vote is believed to have within armed, possibly with a gun. again, we just found out here a few minutes ago and investiga r investigators are staying very tight-lipped. again, this began about 8:00 this evening. the individual on the boat, possibly armed with a gun. we're in alexandria this evening, back to you. >> more breaking news as the nationwide man hunt for a murder suspect ends in virginia. we've just learned the suspect recently resigned from his job in quantico. >> reporter: a lot of the people that we spoke to tell me that this is the most excitement that they've seen in quite some time. kerry says it was like a scene from a crime show. >> that easterl's exactly what d like, a cop show. >> she watched murder suspect anthony taglioneti. >> federal marshal on the top of him. >> reporter: investigators say they spotted him in the car while on patrol. d don. >> out of the vehicle and on the ground. >> reporter: what was yo
in the sky and temperatures made it well into the mid- to upper 90s for just about everybody, but lurking back to the west of us this big storm system formerly known isaac, a tropical storm, then became a hurricane, then back to tropical storm. earlier this afternoon it was just a depression, but now it's just basically being called the remnants of isaac. a lot of heavy rain out there, trust me. for this part of the country this is welcome. they just say bring it on because they are so dry out there. droughts of epic proportions are going on now. so this is helping those that are getting the rain. they're wishing for this to come up into iowa, too. it doesn't seem as though it's getting that far north, but it's going to all move our direction. tonight a few clouds, but generally speaking, we're under clear skies. we'll have an increase as we start going through the weekend because it definitely looks like it will be unsettled. showers and storms are coming back, not so much tomorrow, but as we start getting into the latter part of this holiday weekend and labor day i think it looks a litt
sunday. tonight we're learning more about the family and the new life they hoped to build. fox 5's maureen umeh starts off the news edge. >> christopher and diana schmidt were moving back home to sacramento where they grew up, fell in love and had their two boys. diana was 30 weeks pregnant with their third son. it was supposed to be the start of a new chapter in their lives, but it ended before it even began. more risk tragedy unfolding on a western -- horrific tragedy unfolding on a western nebraska highway, two cars burned beyond recognition, a family of five killed in an instant. neighbors are in shock. >> the whole family, even the dogs and the cat. i mean it's terrible. >> reporter: christopher schmidt, his wife diana who was seven months pregnant with the little boy the couple was going to name ethan, their sons 3- year-old samuel and 2-year-old connor all gone. >> from the impact to the explosion there's no way they even knew what happened. >> reporter: brad bowman is diana's father. we spoke with him by phone from his sacramento home. he says he takes some comfort knowin
when we look at some of the suburbs. already down to the mid 40s. 45 right now in frederick. 46 in monassas. able to see a breath out there in some locations and would not be surprised to see a little bit of fog in some of these cooler locations. how much longer are we going to stay cool? when will the rain move in? >> condolences are pouring in tonight at the national zoo after the death of 6-day-old panda cub. >> reporter: the national zoo is calling this a devastating loss. the tiny panda cub represented hopes for this giant panda-breeding program. and, of course, for all the millions more visitors who would be coming to the zoo. now the focus turns to what went wrong. in their initial test, zoo officials found that the panda was likely a female. and she had, in her abdomen, a hard and -- fluid in her abdomen and her liver was hard and discolored. final test results won't be back for a couple of weeks. but they do know the cub was not accidentally crushed by her mother. and this sad story gets sadder as we here what the mother has been doing since that cub dad. >> sadly, we'v
of this in the fall. hear how s how he framed this tonight. >> when times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good. but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. what works in the real world is cooperation. >> direct shot tonight at the right wing of the republican party. brian, this is a warmup act, of course, it's no secret that president obama is in that convention hall. he's going to come out on that stage as soon as bill clinton wraps up his remarks. >>> u.s. servicemen and women may not have the ability to vote in november. the pentagon found nearly half of all american military bases did not have the ability to pick up absentee ballots. the bases are all legally required to do so. implementing and maintaining the voter centers that all the bases would exceed $20 million a year. >>> a major development. officials detained or discharged hundreds of afghan national army soldiers. military authorities are investigating insider attacks, also known as green on blue attacks. the defense min
positive for the rest of the team. fox 5's bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: there will be game tonight, dematha playing in annapolis, kickoff in about an hour, but the private catholic school's storied football program has been rocked by scandal resulting in five players, not just handing in their helmets, but their notebooks as well following an alleged indent last weekend in north carolina -- incident last weekend in north caroina. according to the washington post the players in question allegedly hired three women from an escort service and brought them to their hotel room at 5 a.m. this was after a friday night game in durham, north carolina. >> the school first learned of it tuesday afternoon and began an investigation. five students and their families were notified that they would face disciplinary procedures. >> i was a bit surprised. i was really taken a little bit back, you know that, this being a school, catholic school. >> they're boys, they're football players, it's testosterone going. i'm not saying it's right, but to throw them out of school that ain't cool. >> th
race. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has more on tonight's speech. >> good evening. barack obama is known as a skilled speaker himself and he seemed to connect tonight with his democratic audience in north carolina. the question, though is did he connect with the independent and undecided voters in this country who still have to make up their minds? the president took the stage at the convention shortly after 10 p.m. highlighting the differences between himself and former governor mitt romney. he defended his decisions to push his healthcare reform law and focused in on national security records such as ending the iraq war and killing osama bin laden and the president took issues with differences he says expressed in the democratic convention in charlotte and the republican convention last week in florida. >> now our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america, but they didn't have much to say about how they'd make it right. they want your vote, but they don't want yo
to recast that as a yes. fox 5's tom fitzgerald spoke to the democratic spokesperson tonight. what did she say? >> reporter: democratic officials spent the better part of today trying to clarify exactly what governor o'malley said and didn't say despite a detailed economic of the economic hardship the president inherited, that explanation left open to interpretation whether the country was really better off under president obama. governor o'malley was askedn face the nation yesterday if the country of better off than four years ago and answered no. since then democrats have been scrambling to get on the same page with an answer that begins with the word yes. appearances in ohio and michigan is where both the vice president and president pressed their case for a second term today. tonight we have dnc spokesperson at the convention, why there was a disconnect with the campaign's message and what surrogates are saying on their behalf like governor martin o'malley. why did it take 24 hours for the dems to seem to have to get -- democrats to seem to have to get their story straight on answeri
romney says we should take his word that he paid his fair share. his word? s word? his word? trust comes from transparency and mitt romney comes up short on both. >> reporter: democrats adopted a party platform that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy while backing same sex marriage and abortion right. earlier vice president joe bide -- rights. earlier vice president joe biden and his wife jill arrived in the tar heel state. mr. biden will accept the party nomination for second term on thursday. president obama wrapped up his trip through swing states before heading to charlotte tomorrow. >> we've come too far to go back now. if you're willing to vote for me, we'll win norfolk again, we'll win virginia again, we'll win this election. we will finish what we started. >> reporter: president obama told that virginia crowd he'll be watching this very speech at home at the white house tonight. we assume he is doing that. first lady michelle obama absolutely essential to the president's reelection. earlier tonight just before the first lady was on the stage we heard from san antonio mayor
upwards of 40, s an hour. the best news here is the strongest storms are starting to calm down. we're not out of the woods yet. the rain, in and around the district, everybody is seeing rain, light to moderate, even heavy rain at times. back through the west, loudoun county stronger storms, down to the south thshgs is where the strongest storms are right now in and around culpeper county, also a flash flood warning in effect for culpeper county until 1:00.m. some areas have seen four to five inches of rain and we're not quite done yet. there's more back to the west. we'll show you when this moves through and what to expect for your friday and your weekend, coming up. >>> there are new clues in a young mother's bizarre disappearance. she vanished from home six years ago, but now her body has been found in a wooded area in stafford county, virgia. we spoke to the victim's family. they're still looking for answer as. >> reporter: tonight that family is absolutely heartbroken. katherine client briant's excel tan remains were found near this area last month. ester bryant breaks down in
a lot of buzz on twitter. the u.s. border protection says they're aware of the improper use of the helicopter and the pilot has been relieved and rea signed of administrative duties. so while that official invest fact ensues, there remains one more burning question. that is whether or not the young lady said yes or no. >> breaking news in northwest d.c. crews are trying to figure out what started a fire in the 1800 block of corkron street. the firefighter and someone else inside were treated for minor injuries. >>> now, to the national zoo. all eyes are on the panda count tonight after mashon gave birth to her second cub. right now, it's the size of a stick of butter. erica gonzalez tells us how the group could be good here. >> reporter: now, the world waits to get their first glimpse at he or she. >> it's been nearly six months. >> you never see them any where. >> experts say she hadn't allowed for a sonogram in weeks. and then, late last night, a surprise arrival. >> less than a 10% chance of having a cub this year. but she defied the odds. >> reporter: zoo keepers say the
's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> the president said that the u.s. will be relentless in tracking down those responsible for the attack in libya. >> a new washington post poll shows mitt romney has some work to do in battleground states. in ohio, the president has an eight int lead. in florida his lead is four points. both candidates will be campaigning on thursday in virginia. romney will be in springfield, the president will speak at the virginia beach farm bureau. >> ann romney campaigned on the tonight show with jay leno. it's her first late night talk show appearance. she and jay shared a few laughs and then got more serious when asked about her husband possibly becoming the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president. that means, to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope if midst were elected, we would see more of the same. >> you can see the entire interview coming up tonight after news 4 at 151. >> a series of text messages sent to voters caused distractions. people in the hampton rose area accused tim cain of wanting t
and their religion. mr. obama told letterman that he recognized that as a mistake. >> virginia's u.s. senate candidate tim kaine and george allen will face-off live. thai get runder way at noon. >> coming up, government helicopter used to pull off the ultimate homecoming proposal. some new information about the teenage girl at the krenter of the scandal. >> a researcher murdered outside of his maryland home. >> we'll >>> we've got an update to a story we shared last night at 11:00. school administrators say they gave the okay for a helicopter homecoming invitation. the father of a student at patriot high school arranged for a border patrol pilot to help his son ask a girl for a date. the pilot dropped the stuffed animal and note on the school's football field last wednesday. the student who got the invitation is a kicker on the football team. victoria tells the washington post this isn't her fers over-the-top invitation. >> a researcher at the national institutes of health has been killed. peter marvin was shot outside his house in baltimore. police initially thought he might have been robbe
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